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it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave, lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they're ours, lord, not names on some list, but our mothers, or sisters, our brothers, or friends, kindred all because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so, we pray, lord for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief, for in this moment we are all your childr children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in ours. may they feel the healing embrace of a neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own and bring us together as one family to live together in peace and amity. help us to share the lights that stand before us. help us to carry them out into this world and share it with a world so in sorrow a
. bless those who mourn the eternal god with the comfort of your love, that they may face each new day with hope and with the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given them. they their memories become less painful as you encircle their lives with your love. we pray in your merciful name. common. -- amen. >> mr. president, this afternoon the family of newton, conn., are burying to six-year- old boys. noah turned 6 last month. even though he was only six, jack was the new york giants fan. in the days to come many of the classmates will also be laid to rest, of victims of this tragedy too terrible to comprehend. 20 little girls and boys. 20 tiny daughters and sons, sisters, brothers, friends, and playmates. 20 children that will never grow up to learn to drive, go on a first date or graduate from high school. 26 -- i am sorry, 26 and seven year-old that will never have a chance to all the love or get married or have children of their own. noah, jack, josephine, madeline, chase, jesey, grace, caroline, benjamin, allison, and james -- no words of condolence could possi
questioned in relation to what happened here today, and tonight, a nation in mourning. candle-light vigils held in newtown and across the country. also one just outside the without in washington, d.c. earlier today, president obama ordered flags half staff nationwide for the victims of the tragedy. in an emotional address, he said this to the nation. >> i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. >> an extraordinarily emotional president obama earlier today. obviously, so many questions that are emerging after what happened today. a virtual massacre of little, tinny children, and the weapons that were used, nothing short of terrifying. susan candiotti following this today. three different weapons found in different places, very dangerous weapons. >> two weapons found on the shooters himself, in the classroom, where he was found dead
, a nation in mourning. candle light vigils were held in newtown and across the country. there was one just outside of the white house in washington, d.c. earlier today, president obama ordered flags to be flown at half staff nationwide in tribute to the victims of this terrible tragedy. in an emotional address, he said this to the nation. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: the president, incredibly emotional as he . a masser of innocent tiny children and the weapons used nothing short of terrifying. our susan candiotti has been following the developments today. three different weapons found in different places, very, very dangerous weapons. >> that's right. two of the weapons were found on the shooter himself n the classroom where he was found dead. one of them is a glock and the other is a cigging sauer. bot
large, we wonder if even you in your greatness can fill it as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each light that sits before us is a light that's been lost to our world. so many innocents, so many brave, lord, all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies, trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they're ours, lord, not names on some list, but our mothers, or sisters, our brothers, or friends, kindred all because if we did not know them ourselves, we know someone who did. and so, we pray, lord for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief, for in this moment we are all your childr children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in ours. may they feel the healing embrace of a neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own and bring us together as one family to live together in peace and amity. help us to share the lights that stand before us. help us to carry them out i
nation at this time of mourning. speaker boehner did say in a paper statement, quote, the horror of this day seems so unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite in citizens for those how americans rise above unspeakable evil. let us kocome together in god's grace for the families of the victims, that they may find some comfort and piece amid such suffering. and president obama said the country needs to take quote, meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. kelly. >> kelly: molly henneberg, thank you for that report. >> uma: well, explaining violence to your children is never easy, as we try to wrap our murder around the most innocent of victims. we've been asking the experts how best to comfort our children. dr. keith ablow he is joining us with insight. thank you for joining us. i want to ask you about efforts to help comfort our own children and help them feel safer, but first, what about the children who survived yesterday's attacks. how do those parents comfort them at this time? >> what they need to do is be very, very available to them and ask them about their
. >> last night president obama led the nation in mourning. he spoke at a memorial service for the 27 victims. it's his fourth trip to a community shaken by a mass shooting. he directed an emotional speech and said the country has failed our children. >> can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children from home? i have been reflecting on this and if we are honest with ourselves, the answer is no. we are not doing enough. in the coming weeks, i will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement and mental health professionals and parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? >> george w. bush's remarks following 9/11, president obama's speech attempted to mourning and galvanize and he spoke as a parent and frustrated american and maybe one of the most speeches barack obama will give as president and though he spoke movingly, he never used the words guns. he is allowing listeners to take lessons from gun culture and laws from mental health and video games and parental
community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." soto did everything she could to keep her school family safe and worried teachers across the country are desperately working to make sure another sandy hook never happens again. at middleton elementary in chicago,
in newtown. tonight the mourning is well under way. in the past two hours this vigil was held for victoria soto, the first grade teacher shot while trying to shield her first grade students from the gunman. her family says she lost her life doing what she loved. she was 27 years old. a live report from sandy hook in a moment but first, cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at a vigil in san francisco's dolores park. don. >> reporter: ann, even though we are a continent away from what happened in newtown, connecticut, people in san francisco in the bay area very much touched and troubled by what happened here. there was a vigil tonight one of about 16 or 17 around the bay area suggested by moveon.org. people decided to come down and bring their own candles. they stood in the rain and talked about what happened and offered each other support and talked about the title of their get together which is vigil to end gun violence. some people say even though we have a lot of violence in the united states, what happened this time with so many children may be the tipping point. one of those people is natalie
for the big gun business from sellers to investors. >>> and dangerous video games. while a stunned town mourns, shooting spree video games like "call of duty" and "halo 4" are topping christmas lists across the country. we ask if these virtual rampages have any connection to real life tragedies. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two more 6-year-olds were buried today while buses rolled and grown-ups grappled with how to get on with life and protect the survivors from even more nightmares. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the hugs wer
? >> good morning, chris. people here in new town are flocking to the churches once again to mourn and try to comprehend the incomprehensible as we learn more about the horrible details of what happened here. details from the medical examiner gruesome. close range. those lives just getting started 8 little boys and 12 little girls 6 and 7 years old. >> i have been at this for a third of a century. my sensibilities may not be the average man but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues having seen. >> six of the victims at the sandy hook elementary school were standoff. the principal dawn hochsprung said to be killed lunging at the gunman. sur lock also killed. the mother of the shooter was found dead. police found evidence they hope will explain the motivation of the gunman. >> the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation. >> that gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza. reports say he had the disorder as berger's syndrome. his aunt said he was troubled and n
people enact agendas they should allow the mourning to take place. >> this is, really, a consoler-in-chief role for president obama. that community...we have just scratched the surface of some of the stories and just seeing the pictures. >>guest: he is parent in chief tonight. i have a child in elementary school and i got a call a few days ago and it was a lockdown drill, they do a recorded call and call back and tell you it is a drill. a couple of days later, winter concert, christmas concert, and after, the principal said to all of us parents gathered, these were pre-k and kindergarten, i want to thank you for entrusting your children to us. two hours later i hear the news and all of the words took on more meaning, more horrific meaning than you could imagine. now the president is consoler-in-chief, parent in chief, but at some point when you look at six-year-old bodies riddled with multiple bullets we have to start looking for ways to take the word "mass" out of mass murder. i hope he will move forward to do some sort of independent commission that has the urgency we had after
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in connecticut continues. a community in mourning today. we just learned the identities of some of the young victims in yesterday's elementary school. we are waiting for that information. we expect it this morning. plus this. >> to be absolutely quiet. there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy life saving stories, the teachers who kept the children safe and calm as the gunmen opened fire in the classroom. >> i am live in golden gate park where later this morning a vigil is set to remember the victims of the connecticut tragedy. the public is welcome. the public is welcome. i will tel and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. >> we will take you live to newtown connecticut. authorities are expected to release more names of the victims of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. some of the bodies are still inside the school. some have been removed. there are 27 victims. 20 of them children, 7 adults. one of the add dupts being the alleged shooter's moth
time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again, end quote. the organization had been noticeab noticeably quiet including on social media after news of the shooting broke friday. >>> here is warning. the next time you fill up at the pump. police say thieves are using new technology to steal credit card information when you pay through for your gas. authorities say they are putting blue tooth enabled card skim others the pumps. they install them by using standard keys that open up a majority of gas pumps across the country. from there, they use blue tooth technology to access data in a man matter of seconds, from up to 100 yards away. >> it will stay on a few days and come back and take it off. unless we discover that in the meantime, the gas pump owner, operator, would never know it was even on there. >> police say one way to protect yourself is to use cash. you should also use a credit card rather than an atm card because they usually offer better fraud p
of newtown, connecticut. >>> no break from the grieving. the nation is mourning the victims of the horrific mass shooting in connecticut. president obama preparing to attend and interfaith vigil this evening in newtown, connecticut. while investigators try to piece together more information about what happened and why in that terrifying shooting spree. among the confusion and sorrow are stories of herosim like victoria soto, who reportedly used her own body to shield her first graders from gunfire. her hometown celebrated her life and selfless act of love and devotion to her beloved students. >> i just hope that one day he'll know she's in a better place and died a hero. >> the pain, how those mothers must be feeling at this time, because this is my only child. i couldn't picture that. that's why i'm here today, because she saved a lot of kids' lives. >> it's for so many, unimaginable. victoria soto was one of the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary friday. according to police, of the 20 children attacked and killed, eight were boys, 12 were girls. all six adult victims were women. go
in mourning tonight. you're looking at an image of sandy hook, connecticut, the firefighters here hanging black bunting from their fire trucks today. the town in shock after yesterday's elementary school maasacre. >>> we welcome you back now to this special edition of "world news." this evening as this community comes to grip with an unfathomable tragedy we're learning more about the heroes. in the line of fire. in the heat of violence saved so many of those children. here's abc's amy robach tonight. >> reporter: for the last two years, dawn hochsprung, infused sandy hook elementary school with her own special magic. a modern principal. she tweet and organized happy hours for the teachers to share the best ipad apps for the classrooms. this a photo she shared on twitter. on the first day of school -- welcoming our kinders this morning. 74 new opportunities to inspire life long learning. she introduced this sandy hook book fairy, keeping book in our hearts and on our minds, she tweeted. and with her love of learning, she led a group of remarkable teachers who were there for their students,
of more than ten bullets. >> as the nation mourns 20 children and six women who tried to save them, some of the teachers who survived talk to matt lauer. >> it just kept going, so the noises that i started to hear were pops and, of course, i then at that point said, you know, we've got to do this lockdown. >> immediately the leaders in our building did what they needed to do, and they ran out of the door knowing that that gunfire was showering the hallways and the classrooms. >> i just kept reassuring them that they would be okay, that they were loved, that their mommies and daddies would be there soon and that we had them, we had them. we would hold them tight. and they did continue to cry, but they were able to hold it together. they were -- they were amazing. they were quiet when i needed them to be, and they held each other, and they were perfect. >> friends and family remember 27-year-old victoria soto, a teacher who sacrificed her life for her first graders. >> the response is overwhelming. there's so many people here. it's nice to see how the community has come together, all class
of silent prayer or reflection for the victims, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the taiex thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casti
of the children ages six or seven. >> heather: we continue to search for answers as the nation mourns this tragedy with the people of newtown, connecticut. one psychiatrist preventing these crimes is like trying to find a needle in a very large haystack. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! could'v♪ had a v8. ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> i've been at this for a third of a century, it's my sensibilities may not be the average man -- but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> gregg: connecticut state policeman commenting on learning more about adam lanza. trag
washington will take over. >> eric: have a good day, everybody. >> jamie: a nation mourns the lives of the tragedy from sandy hook elementary. police say they have uncovered evidence in the case and they are tracing all the weapon, all the way backto the work benches where they were made. president obama preparing to fly to newtown, connecticut, to act oz our country's consoler in chief. as authorities release the names of the school staff and children who were killed, we learn, not only the terrible details about their last momes and the touching stories of the lives behind the names. i'm bream -- i'm shannon bream with america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol, starting now. police are working to draw a more complete picture of the man who came to sandy hook elementary and killed children. peter doocy has the latest. >> reporter: with the connecticut state police press conference that just wrapped, the most compelling part, perhaps, was when the lieutenant basically warned people who have been somehow -- we don't know specifically -- but using social media to pose
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
, in fact, a great nation is mourning at the same time. >> the families had filed in and into our designated reserved seats earlier, nina, and really, meeting with them had a special private time, but the message is really to the whole community and to the nation tonight. >> and he was delayed, as we saw, in beating with those families. i'm sure it must have been incredibly difficult and he's had to do it in the shootings, we talked about earlier, in the arizona case and recently in the aurora, colorado theater shooting, but, yeah, that's a part of his job as our consoler in chief tonight is to personally console the families and to personally tell them that we, as a nation, grieve with them, as well as stepping to the podium. >> bret: one of the of the things these shootings have done is focus everyone's attention, kirsten, so many of them, as you go through the list and you see how many there have been. we forget, also the other shootings. there was a shooter on the loose here in d.c. that dominated everything. we were consumed in washington d.c. with going to a gas station, taking your ki
. >> our coverage continues. a community is in mourning today. we are waiting for a news conference about yesterday's elementary school shooting. plus -- >> to be absolutely quiet. i said there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy some life saving stories the teachers who kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> plus people across the bay area are gathering to mourn and remember the connecticut victims. i am kierra clapper live in golden gate park. i will tell you abo >> it is 6:28. these are live pictures from newtown connecticut. we are waiting for a news conference where authorities will give an update on the investigation. the investigation into the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school there are 27 victims. 20 of those are children leaving 7 adults. we also learned this morning the shooter adam lanza brought three guns into the school. the weapons were registered to his mother. this morning the community in mourning and asking why did this happen? >> all units the individual i have on the phone
in mourning today as we are learning new information about the crime, the shooter and what exactly happened inside the school. amid all of the tragedy, life saving stories, the teachers that kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> live at golden gate park where a few members of the san francisco community are gathering to remember the 27 victims of the connecticut shooting. we'll bring it to you here live right after the break. >> a live look at san francisco at flag at half-staff on the embarcadero overlooking the bay as ordered >>> it was not allowed enter if you will. >> new information from connecticut state police. they say the gunman adam lanza forced his way into the school. there are 27 victims including the shooter's mother, 20 children and seven adults in all. police say the shooter brought three guns into the school and the weapons were registered to his mother. a community mourns and asks why did this happen. [ siren ] >> you are continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >> the first words were chilling and only got worse. >> they are rep
, an idyllic community, town of 30,000, just likes newtown, and people are mourning and weeping as they mourn for the teachers at sanry hook elementary school. >> just when you think you can be composed and keep it together and maybe the tears will have stopped, they put out the names and ages of the victims and even not knowing them, but just to read through their names and their ages is just wretching. we will show you some of their names now, the victims, there were 12. we'll show them later to you, basically 20 children and younger than we thought, remember that president obama and his first report that they were between five and ten years old. they were really just six and seven years old, all of them and it's also to know, we didn't know at the time, what close range they were killed. how good of a marksman this shooter was and we now know tragically they were shot many tim times. >> the mother of the shooter, nancy, was a gun collector and taught her son how to shoot and we'll be asking questions about this in the days ahead and all used in the massacre were tied, registered to her, an
, it was galvanizing, it was remorseful, it mourned those precious little kids that were lost, but it's that galvanizing part, and if he's going to make that speech live in history pretty high up in his presidency, then he has to. i mean, he's all but pledged saying he's going to tackle this. the question is how do you do it? how do you navigate the politics of this? it's not easy. he himself acknowledged there's not one answer, but he also said that doesn't mean you don't try. so, look, they're still trying to put this together here. they're not going to say they have an exact idea of what this is going to look like. it could be a commission. how do you engage the nra? do you try to bring them into the conversation? >> yeah. >> along with hollywood, along with the law enforcement, along with educators. do you try to have one of those types of conversations at first just to sort of see if there's any common ground here? and then where do you go? i think honestly they're still in the beginning stages of this and of trying to figure it out. but i think that he seemed -- if he wants that
know your heart is heavy. this is your community. this is your home. the nation, the world is mourning but this is -- this is your home. i've got to ask you. off the top here about some of the conversations. senator manchin just released a statement following his phone call with the president. he said the president called him and at this point this is the quote. i believe that we must have a dialogue and bring parties from all sides to the table. i know my friends at the nra and those that support the 2nd amendment rights will participate because i know their hearts are aching for the families of newtown just like all americans. but we have not heard from the nra at this point about a conversation on reasonable and sensible gun control. >> well, i mean, listen. i think it's important first to say in newtown the conversation has not turned to gun control because we're still burying the victims of that horrible day. i was at the first of what will be essentially 27 funerals yesterday and the conversation will turn pretty quickly but right now obviously newtown is still in crisis. listen.
's not all tea and crumb pets it turns out. kate is in hospital with very serious mourning sickness. in fact, the kind of mourning sickness that the fox report's chief correspondent jonathan hunt tells us sends you to the hospital for some time. i didn't know about this. >> you have all of these newspapers, web sites tv networks falling all over themselves with the excitement of this pregnancy. kate middleton's is not having a very good time. she is in the hospital. she was visited there by william himself today. she something treated for something called hyper emesis -- extreme form of mourning sickness. to call it mourning -- morning sickness is to call a bad cold really bad. this seems to have come on pretty quickly. because last week, just last week we saw kate out on the field hockey field playing in high heels there. it suddenly happened. but it is pretty bad. we're told that this pregnancy is less than 12 weeks old. and the -- it was only announced because she had to go into the hospital today. so, we'll see what happens next. they are saying at the moment she will just be in there fo
. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
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this weekend so that "president obama can speak for the nation at this time of mourning." i join the president in condolences and prayers to the victims' loved ones. and at 7:00 p.m. on sunday, there will be an interfaith church service in newtown. the next briefing is expected to be held at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. at msnbc, our continued coverage. we'll continue now and into the night. >>> weekends with alex witt" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to p
during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in our store nearest newtown and suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all our stores nationwide." officials from the company also continue to offer their sympathy to those affected by the tragedy. investigators were trying to determine whether the gunman in the newtown shooting tried to buy a gun from a dick's sporting goods short in an era -- dick's sporting goods store in a nearby town. they confirmed of our arms were sold to the suspect. we have spoken to local shoppers to ask what they thought about the news to suspend certain sales. >> there's no possible way you can really keep guns out of the hands of criminals. they will go to any measures to achieve that power in their hands. they thrive off that more than anything. it is a sad thing. >> no word on how long goods sales of certain types of guns will last. another national retailer, wal- mart says it has not made any changes to the different types of guns sold in its stores. brianne carter, abc 7. >> stay with abc 7 news and wjla
at the scene. >>> the mourning continues in newtown, connecticut, with family members and residents expressing their overwhelming grief at the tragedy. ktvu's john sasaki continues coverage from connecticut, where people are coming together to express their sorrow. john? >> reporter: ken, the scene is just up that hill behind me, but about 40 minutes from here in the city of stratford is a huge vigil tonight. thousands of people honoring all the victims of this heinous act, but especially teacher victoria soto. the entire state is in mourning, and it's especially deep. ♪ >> reporter: this community is bustling on a saturday night, but with heavy hearts, and that's how it's been all day. >> it feels so unreal. to think that those poor children couldn't ever see something like this coming and those parents who now have to live without their children, it's too much. >> reporter: beyond the school community, which is so profoundly impacted, some people nearby also witnessed the devastation. >> we came around the corner of this fire house, two little boys, one screaming hysterically, and the othe
and law enforcement officers gathered to mourn the little boy in connecticut. a rabbi called it a touching ceremony, people came together in solidarity to say good-bye. he was celebrateds a -- celebrated as a pure innocent child. he will be sorely missed. >> his brother said he could have been anything if he lived and grown old. >> at schools all over the bay area they had to talk about the massacre. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco tonight and tells us how they handled it there. david? >> reporter: frank, parents and the school district worked to explain the massacre to young students here while also working to prevent a similar event from happening here. >> reporter: as newton, connecticut laid to rest some of the children, san francisco worked to reassure children and others. >> it is a sheltering. >> reporter: she says her group sent parents information on how to talk to kids about the tragedy. >> we had the range of feed back from parents. you know, very worried, very emotional. to pragmatic. >> reporter: this principal canceled a press conference to address staffers and stu
is being mourned today after he was killed in a shooting in san francisco's bayview district. 17 year-old montreal blakely was shot on the first lot of osceola late on saturday night. the concretize to be played on the football team. many students at the school organized be a social me aware black today to mourn him. sampras is the police and not made any the arrest. a preliminary hearing is set for today and the case of a vigilante justice in san francisco. police said as of a teenaged girl are charge of murder man they claim turn their daughter into a prostitute. is the fundamental was killed calvin sneed. he was shot to death in june. two other people also been charged with murder in the case. >> clear skies, a chilly out there and 47 in the city. we will have even colder temperatures to wake up to tomorrow. we'll have another look at the forecast with anny in just a bit. and don't forget the favorite way to ring in the new year's for the bay area is always with kron4. you can watch it from the comfort of your living room. it will be concorkron4 is new year's live hosted by catheri
this developing situation while we have you with us. >> obviously we're all extremely saddened and still mourning from the tragedy in connecticut and violence on our campuses needs to be curtailed. we need to get behind from my perspective the president's call for looking at the situation and making sure that students our schools to advance their future are safe as well as our faculty and staff so it's very unfortunate that this has happened on our campus, but we want to add our voice to try to do everything we can to keep our campuses open and safe. >> all right. thank you so much, rita. san jose city college chancellor. thank you for your time. again, to summarize what we've just learned now about this developing situation, at this point, police have cleared a significant part of the san jose city college campus but the lockdown has not yet completely been lifted. i'd like to put a map here on your screen, and it shows where the tech building is. it's located in relation to the rest of the campus so you see here the technology center is essentially sort of on the top left-hand side of your scre
news at this hour. the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero. norman schwarzkopf has died. he had complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s. coalition that drove sadam hussein's forces out of kuwait during operation storm. he approved a statement even those in intensive care. he said general norm schwarzkopf epitomized the country that has seen this great nation through our most trying international crises. more than that he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. schwarzkopf received numerous honors for serving vietnam including three silver stars. he was 78 years old. >> and a real leader certainly. the bush family is confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. he has an elevated fever right now he is in the icu so doctors can treat him more easily. we are also being told bush senior's condition is not dire. his chief of staff gene becker says is he sick? yes. does he plan on going every where soon? he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. his care is unequalled anywhere el
. students gathering to mourn two more classmates. the pain of saying goodbye has become part of everyday now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more at first graders today. jessica rekos led to plan and organize so much, their family calls per their ceo. james mattioli ended most of his days cuddled on the couch with his mom. >> they kept saying -- the boy had a big gun and a little gun. i could not -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> he found the boys huddled in his yard after they ran past the gunman to escape. >> the two boys just started talking. i had no idea what happened. they said "we can go back into the school." -- we cannot go back into the school. because our teacher is gone." >> students did go back today, except those from sandy hook elementary. every campus had extra security. >> i do not think you are ever ready. i think that as much as things can get back to normal, we have to. >> though most here to understand that normal mean something very different now. but what can be a normal when you are talking about burying 6 and 7-year-old kids. one o
much more mourning to do. tomorrow three wakes and four funerals are scheduled. brian? >> unbelievable. anne thompson in newtown, connecticut tonight. ann, thanks. >>> what happened there at sandy hook elementary school in newtown is sadly so similar to what happened in a small town a long way away from here in scotland almost 17 years ago. the people there more than most know what newtown is going through and what may lie ahead for them. tonight nbc's kier simmons reports from the town of dunblane. >> reporter: in dunblane tonight they are lighting candles for the children of newtown and fortheir own. 16 children, ages 5 and 6, and their elementary school teacher, killed in 1996 by a heavily armed gunman who then killed himsel himself. >> the security and innocence of a scott turn village was shattered in the most horrifying fashion. >> reporter: the local priest found himself burying children he had baptized. >> then there was this awful void. what happens now? >> reporter: dunblane, like newtown, is a tight-knit community. everybody knows each other here. even after almost 17 years,
more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conference to get under way. about 8:00 we are behind two hours here waiting for an update from law enforcement. they will shed light on what may have led up to this tragic event yesterday. >> the older brother of a s
of the sandy hook shooting as the nation remembers their lives and mourns their loss. and we wants to update you now on a story we first reported yesterday here on mornings on 2. oakland police have arrested two people in connection to a quadruple shooting. it happened around this time yesterday morning between 84th and 85th avenues. officers found three men shot. a woman that was also hurt was dropped off at the hospital. they are all expected to recover. >>> a teenage boy remains in critical shooting after getting involved in a drive by. police say four men in a car opened fire on the teen. the teen victim was able to walk about a block to san francisco general hospital. no arrests have been made in the case. >>> bad news for businesses looking to move to san francisco. the city has seen the largest leap in office space costs world-wide. a new report says occupancy costs which include rent, local taxes, and service charges jumped 36.4% in downtown san francisco in the last year. the cost rose to $90 per square foot. and if you live in the 415 getting a new phone number could mean changing
they are ringing but this community has come together to mourn together for this tragedy that happened at the school here. we've got much more ahead on our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting which starts right now. >>> and it is one of the deadliest shooting rampages in u.s. history. all morning we'll be updating victims and the investigation here in newtown, connecticut. we now know the name of the shooter and dig into what was behind this monstrous act and a second crime scene tied to the first. what investigators found when they went to the suspect's house. it is saturday, december 15th. i want to say good morning to everyone. it's not a good morning, it's a difficult morning, but we are spending it together here. i'm john berman. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting live from newtown, connecticut. and i want to bring in my colleague, ali velshi. hey, ali. >> reporter: john, it's a sad morning and will get sadder in a few moments. just a few moments from where we are standing, a press conference is about to begin where they are goi
speaker, we mourn with the families of connecticut. we must honor the victims in our prayers and in our words and ask the good lord to bless them, their families, the people of connecticut and yes, our country. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: the mall shooting that might have been worse and ended in newtown, connecticut, where it's impossible to imagine that it was worse. it's part of an ongoing pattern of carnage because we lose one life to gun violence every 20 minutes, every hour, every day. the mass murders reclaiming my time page gets the country's attention, but the same total loss of life at sandy hook happens more than twice every day all year long. this is personal for me, not just because the mall shooter was in my district, but i had a high school friend who was killed with a random freak drive-by shooting, my brother took his life with a handgun as a young man. i supported gun provisions at the state and fed
decency, we have given time for a mourning, prayer and full investigation of thes before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure that this never happens. that's the first public statement since the killings here in newtown friday morning. the nra also says it will hold a major news conference this coming friday, december 21st, in washington, d.c. of course, we'll cover that as well. >>> there has been another deadly shooting in colorado. police say four people are dead in a murder-suicide. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have, lisa? >> wolf, it's a disturbing story of a woman's 911 strategy. it happened in colorado. authorities say as the call for help came in, a dispatcher heard gunshots, a man saying he was going to kill himself, and then another gunshot. a s.w.a.t. team later found two men and two women dead at the scene. at an nbc team kidnapped in syria is free and unharmed and expressing relief today. richard engel says his crew was captured last week as they crossed from turkey into syria. he believes his kidnappers w
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